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How the sun damages our skin  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Researchers have discovered the mechanism through which ultraviolet radiation, given off by the sun, damages our skin. more
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions.... more
New cannabis-based drug shows promise for pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer of the pancreas is a particularly deadly cancer, claiming over 90% of its victims within 5 years from diagnosis. It resists most standard therapies, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy and... more
The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Two radioactive isotopes of the metallic element scandium, or Sc, appear to be ideal for visualizing, and then... more
Tomography: Synchrotron radiation can be used to watch how metal foam forms  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An international research team has set a new tomography world record using a rotary sample table. With 208 three-dimensional tomographic X-ray images per second,... more
Researchers analyze precise mechanism of binding reaction in PUVA therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The term 'PUVA' stands for 'psoralen' and 'UV-A radiation'. Psoralens are natural plant-based compounds that can be extracted from umbelliferous plants such as giant hogweeds. more
Big questions linger as Russia shares radiation data  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Russia restarts sharing radiation data, big questions linger  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Shedding light on the reaction mechanism of PUVA light therapy for skin diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
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Nuclear watchdog: Russia has resumed sharing radiation data  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A nuclear weapons watchdog says Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations after they were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range more
Scientists Find Interstellar Iron in Antarctic Snow  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of researchers from Germany, Austria and Australia has found traces of the radioactive isotope iron-60 — the tell-tale signature of... more
Fukushima disaster: Key takeaways 8 years later  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In March and April of 2011 the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster resulted in what was the largest ever accidental release of radioactive material into the ocean. Zofia Baumann, assistant professor of marine sciences,... more
A laser for penetrating waves  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The Landau-level laser is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. It could efficiently generate so-called terahertz waves, which can be used to penetrate materials, with possible applications in data transmission. So far, however, nearly all attempts... more
Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our... more
NASA selects proposals to further study the fundamental nature of space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of space and how it changes in response to... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  nanowerk · 1 week
Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help uncover hidden biospheres. Their radiation could trigger a protective glow from life on... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Glitch in Vela Pulsar Provides Unique Opportunity to Study Neutron Star’s Interior  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars observed to have pulses of radiation at very regular intervals that typically range from milliseconds to seconds. If... more
800 billion degrees Celsius: temperatures as they occur in star collisions measured in the laboratory  nanowerk · 2 weeks
An international group of researchers has succeeded for the first time in measuring the so-called black-body radiation. more
Radioactive Grain from Chernobyl Has Been Distilled into Vodka  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The first consumer product to come out of the Chernobyl exclusion zone in 33 years could help revitalize a long-neglected community — or at least get a lot of tourists... more
Analysis of wildfire smoke will help calibrate climate models  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano's worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months.... more
Scientists produce radioactivity-free Chernobyl vodka  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of British scientists has helped produce a radioactivity-free vodka called "ATOMIK" from crops near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the University of Portsmouth said on Thursday. more
Researchers investigate how deep space travel could affect the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation — the conditions present in deep space — causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers report in eNeuro. more
Chemotherapy drugs react differently to radiation while in water  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have studied the way various molecules, found in chemotherapy drugs, react to ionization by radiation similar to that used in cancer treatment. more
Chemotherapy drugs react differently to radiation while in water  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cancer treatment often involves a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Chemotherapy uses medication to stop cancer cells reproducing, but the medication affects the entire body. Radiotherapy uses radiation to kill... more
Hordes of Earth's toughest creatures may now be living on Moon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the... more
Space travel might fry your brain, causing permanent learning and memory problems  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the course of a deep space mission, astronauts are routinely in various degrees of peril. Depending on which Hollywood sci-fi thrillers you choose,... more
How Deep Space Travel Could Affect the Brain  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in... more
How deep space travel could affect the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers report. These results highlight the pressing need to develop safety... more
Accelerating development of STT-MRAM  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES) at Tohoku University have successfully observed microscopic chemical bonding states in ultrathin MgO—an important determinant in STT-MRAM performance. The observation was carried out via an angle-resolved hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy... more
Geoengineering versus a volcano  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun's radiation back into space and cool the planet. But could this effect be intentionally recreated to fight climate change? more
Spacer protects healthy organs from radiation exposure during particle therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Medical researchers have develop a novel medical device with non-woven fabric style made of bioabsorbable material. more
Geoengineering versus a volcano  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun's radiation back into space and cool the planet. But could this effect be intentionally recreated to fight climate change? A new paper in Geophysical Research... more
Doctors Remove 526 Teeth from Boy's Cheek. How'd They Get There?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Doctors who extracted the teeth claimed that radiation from mobile towers, as well as genetics, may have played a role in causing the growth. But there's... more
Looking for warm dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the last century, astronomers studying the motions of galaxies and the character of the cosmic microwave background radiation came to realize that most of the matter in the universe was not visible. About 84% of the matter... more
Corkscrew photons may leave behind a spontaneous twist  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Everything radiates. Whether it's a car door, a pair of shoes or the cover of a book, anything hotter than absolute zero (i.e., pretty much everything) is constantly shedding radiation in the... more
Novel medical device protects healthy organs from radiation exposure during particle therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Kobe University and Alfresa Pharma Corporation develop a novel medical device with non-woven fabric style made of bioabsorbable material. more
The mechanism for gamma-ray bursts from space is decoded  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Gamma-ray bursts, short and intense flashes of energetic radiation coming from outer space, are the brightest explosions in the universe. As gamma rays are blocked by the atmosphere, the bursts... more
Study finds worrisome increase in medical imaging during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Use of medical imaging during pregnancy increased significantly in the United States, a new study has found, with nearly a four-fold rise over the last two decades in the number... more
Mysterious release of radioactive material uncovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
It was the most serious release of radioactive material since Fukushima 2011, but the public took little notice of it: In September 2017, a slightly radioactive cloud moved across Europe. Now, a study has been published,... more
Technological developments in radiation detectors enhance global nuclear security  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. However, trafficking of the nuclear materials to furnish them with fuel remains a serious issue... more
Researchers identify prime compound candidates for new room temperature semiconductor radiation detectors  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Nuclear power plants can withstand most inclement weather and do not emit harmful greenhouse gases. However, trafficking of the nuclear materials to furnish them... more
How a 2017 radioactive plume may be tied to Russia and nixed neutrino research  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 weeks
A botched attempt at producing radioactive material needed for a neutrino experiment may have released ruthenium-106 to the atmosphere in... more
Mysterious Radiation Cloud Over Europe Traced to Secret Russian Nuclear Accident  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The cloud held up to 100 times the level of radiation released after the Fukushima accident in Japan in 2011. more
Ro5 researchers suggest radioactive readings in 2017 were from a major nuclear release  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A very large team of researchers from across Europe has found evidence that suggests radioactive ruthenium readings across the continent in 2017... more
Tracer galaxies probe the cosmic background  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The universe, perhaps surprisingly, is not comprised of galaxies randomly distributed throughout space; that is, it is not very homogeneous. Instead, its galaxies are clustered into distinct structures, typically gigantic filaments separated by vast voids—the "large-scale... more
New medical imaging device could help cut time and cost of procedures  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers have completed a successful clinical trial, managing to detect and image radioactive tracers used in PET and in SPECT scans at the same... more
Nanoscale transient gratings excited and probed by extreme ultraviolet femtosecond pulses  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Advances in developing ultrafast coherent sources operating at extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and x-ray wavelengths allow the extension of nonlinear optical techniques to shorter wavelengths. Here, we... more
CERN and ESA forge closer ties with cooperation protocol  CERN · 4 weeks
CERN and ESA forge closer ties with cooperation protocol achintya Thu, 07/25/2019 - 16:05   A new collaboration... more
How to trick electrons to see the hidden face of crystals  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The 3D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can... more
How to trick electrons to see the hidden face of crystals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The 3-D analysis of crystal structures requires a full 3-D view of the crystals. Crystals as small as powder, with edges less than one micrometer, can... more
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